YouTube has finally released its big plan for music streaming and it comes in the form of YouTube Music.
This new music streaming service will launch on May 22, with the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea as the first and other countries, including the UK, to receive the platform in the coming weeks.
But what exactly is the service? Well, it's YouTube's big music push, something that has been rumored for years and has recently been called a YouTube remix.
According to Google, YouTube Music will be for those who are looking for music, not just listening. Also, watch the YouTube music video collection.
YouTube was designed for video, not just music, "Elias Roman, product manager at YouTube Music, said in a blog post.
YouTube Music – The New Google Play
A bit deeper, and maybe YouTube is just one – Google Music Play is not quite ready to get rid of Google Music Play.
If you like Google Play Subscribe to Music as a member of your YouTube Music Premium membership and even become a member of YouTube Music Premium. Now nothing will change with Google Play Music.
The new service promises "a redesigned mobile app and a brand new desktop player "Designed for music" and access to thousands of playlists, millions of songs, albums and artists radio and all the music videos you could wish for.
The news also means that YouTube Red is changing and getting a new name : YouTube Premium.
"To extend the capabilities of YouTube Music Premium beyond the music app, we will soon be introducing YouTube Premium, the new name for us YouTube red subscription service, "said YouTube.
"YouTube Premium includes ad-free, background and offline on all YouTube as well as access to all YouTube originals, including Cobra Kai, Step Up: High Water and Youth & Consequences."
Google is busy making sure that YouTube Red (now YouTube Premium) is a true Netflix competitor and adds some decent premium programs. Recently, Cobra Kai was the most watched show in a streaming service and just announced a new AI docu series with Robert Downy Jnr.
Bundling YouTube Music into YouTube Premium means the price of this service will increase to $ 11.99 for all new members. However, it is unclear whether YouTube Premium will be introduced to other countries.
As far as YouTube Music is concerned, the price will be $ 9.99 – further pricing will be announced soon.
More about YouTube Music here.